Track Maintainer’s Presence of Mind Averts Train Mishap Near Udupi on Konkan Railway Network

Track Maintainer’s Presence of Mind Averts Train Mishap Near Udupi on Konkan Railway Network

A possible train mishap was averted with an alert track maintainer noticing a weld failure of rails on the Mumbai-Mangalore Konkan Railway Corporation network between Innanje and Padubidri in Udupi district in the wee hours of Sunday, May 26. Track maintainer Pradeep Shetty, who was on night patrol of the assigned stretch of the track, noticed the weld failure at around 2.25 a.m. and immediately informed the higher officials.

Train No. 16345 Mumbai LTT-Thiruvananthapuram Central Netravathi Express was to leave Udupi at 3 a.m. towards Mangalore Junction while Train No. 16595 KSR Bengaluru-Karwar Panchaganga Express was to pass through the stretch at around 4 a.m. during that time.

Senior officials from Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd. (KRCL), including Senior Engineer Gopalakrishnan and Senior Section Engineer Mohan from Udupi felicitated Pradeep Shetty, the track maintainer, with a ₹25000 cash award after he detected a weld failure between Innanje and Padubidri on Mumbai-Mangaluru KRCL network in the wee hours of May 26, in Padubidri, Udupi district.

 

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